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Indiana University 
Bloomington, IN 47405 
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Graduate Faculty
Special School Requirements
Master of Laws Degree
Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Law and Social Science

School of Law

Professor Alfred C. Aman Jr.

Graduate Faculty

James Louis Calamaras Professor
Craig Bradley

Willard and Margaret Carr Professor
Kenneth Dau-Schmidt

C. Ben Dutton Professor
William Hicks

Walter W. Foskett Professor
William Popkin

Robert H. McKinney Professor
Roger Dworkin

Richard S. Melvin Professor
Gene R. Shreve

Roscoe C. OíByrne Professor
Alfred C. Aman Jr.

Patrick Baude, Terry Bethel, Douglas Boshkoff (Emeritus), Fred Cate, Daniel Conkle, Stephen Conrad, Donald Gjerdingen, Edwin Greenebaum (Emeritus), Julia Lamber, Val Nolan Jr. (Emeritus, Biology), Harry Pratter (Emeritus), Lauren Robel, John Scanlan, F. Thomas Schornhorst (Emeritus), Jeffrey Stake, J. Alexander Tanford, David C. Williams, Susan Hoffman Williams

Graduate Advisor
Professor Joseph Hoffmann, Law Building 247, (812) 855- 6150

Degrees Offered
Master of Laws and Doctor of Philosophy in Law and Social Science. In addition, the School of Law-Bloomington offers the Master of Comparative Law (M.C.L.), The Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.), and Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees; for information regarding these degrees see the Bulletin of the School of Law-Bloomington.

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Special School Requirements

(See also general University Graduate School requirements.)

Admission Requirements
Graduation from an approved law school and presentation of a superior law school record. In considering applications from international students, the difference in academic systems is taken into account, and an effort is made to equate the studentís background with the requirements described above. International students should note that the requirements for a degree include satisfactory completion of written examinations in courses and of research papers in seminars.

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Master of Laws Degree

Course Requirements
A total of 30 credit hours, some of which are in required courses; 6-10 credit hours may be devoted to research.

Scholarly investigation of a legal problem or of a social science problem directly related to law.

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Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Law and Social Science

This program is designed to allow qualified students to pursue interdisciplinary research and problem solving in areas where law and social science overlap. Inquiries about this program may be addressed to the dean of the University Graduate School.

Ph.D. Minor in Law
The School of Law offers a Ph.D. minor for students from other fields, which requires completion of 13-16 credit hours of course work. There are two required courses: a basic methodological course, such as contracts, torts, property, constitutional law, criminal law, or civil procedure; and either a research seminar (2 credits) or independent research (2 credits). Other courses to be taken will depend on the studentís interests and needs and shall be recommended by the assigned faculty advisor from the School of Law and approved by the studentís Ph.D. advisory committee and the appropriate chairperson or the dean of the studentís school. Examinations are required for individual courses, but none is required for the minor itself.

The minor chairperson in the School of Law is Assistant Dean Leonard Fromm, Room 024, (812) 855-5361.

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For a list of courses and their descriptions, see the bulletin of the School of Law-Bloomington.

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